Newhart Dental is The Perfect Choice for Your Dental Needs

Newhart Dental is proud to serve the Inglewood, Hawthorne, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and all of the south bay for over 50 years. Our established group of doctors and team have been devoted to the community they have created. Our goal is to provide High Quality dental care in a caring environment that is pleasant. Your experience shows in our delivery of care, scheduling and coordinating your dental health. Our primary goal is to serve you as our boss – we believe the patients are our bosses. Schedule a consultation with one of our friendly team members today.

Our Vision Statement

Our motto is ‘Changing the World, One Smile at a Time…’ and our mission statement is, “We are committed to utilizing the latest innovations to create beautiful smiles while working together as a team to make difference in our patients lives.

Meet Anthony Ortega, DMD

I first became interested in dentistry around the age of 15, watching my uncle, who was in construction, had got injured on the job and he had to have extensive dental reconstruction. He was so impressed with the dentistry he had completed, that his enthusiasm spilled over on to me. I decided to work toward becoming a dentist from that point forward. I was the first in my family to become a doctor.

While my extended family was in construction, my mother and father were Jazz musicians. My mother’s parents were classical musicians in Scandinavia. I could have gone into music as a profession, but long story short, I decided to take the more dependable route and become a Dentist and I am glad that I did. I still play the piano and I find that it influences my work in subtle ways. A dental procedure is much like a musical piece… it takes practice, concentration and performance. I find that the better my piano playing, the better my performance of dental procedures. I find it fascinating the way it is all linked together!

Meet Our Team

The Newhart Dental location has been providing dentistry in the Inglewood, Hawthorne, South Bay area for over 50 years and was established in 1974. The parking is included and free on our lot, which was very important to our patients. The two previous dentists have since retired and Dr. Newhart took over 10 years ago as an Orthodontist who wanted to help treatment plan a diverse population. Dr. Scott Newhart has been creating ideal smiles for over 35 years in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Larchmont. During Dr. Newhart’s participation our office has been fully remodeled to resemble Starbucks. We are proud of our legacy and heritage and would be honored to help others in need, please call our office to schedule your initial consultation. Meet our friendly team and group of doctors who are focused on providing a relaxing, calm experience at each visit.

Myrna Lopez – Office Manager

‘As a Los Angeles native, satisfaction in changing lives of others fuel my devotion to help and give back to my community’

Myrna is very passionate about ensuring that our patients have long-term peace of mind. Her strong foundation in management helps her mitigate, communicate, and execute office goals alongside her colleagues.

‘The smiles and happiness I see from patients at Newhart Dental continues to reassure my career decision’

On her free time, Myrna enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with her young daughter and family.

Annet Estevez

Hello, my name is Annet, your friendly neighborhood Dental Assistant! I’ve been working in the dental field for about 20 years. I like to say I’m the tooth fairy’s right-hand woman. I am committed to ensuring patient comfort and satisfaction while adhering to strict safety protocols. I hope I can make your most dreaded appointments feel like a walk in the park.

Nikia Pinkney, RDA

I have always had an interest in teeth as it’s the first thing I see in a person! I graduated from Cerritos College and passed my National Board to be a Registered Dental Assistant in 2000. I take great pride in my work and strive to make sure all patients leave with a happy smile.

When I’m not working I enjoy relaxing and being a homebody.


Ryan has many years of dental experience and enjoys helping patients know the ins and outs of insurance benefits. He started as an assistant and progressed to the business aspects of dentistry. When not at the office, he enjoys going to comedy clubs and working on cars. His new hobby is training to be an elite custodian to help keep anywhere he’s at clean.